The effective DPO course builds on your knowledge from the BCS Data Protection Practitioner or similar industry-standard course and aims to give you the skills to be able to put your knowledge gained into practice.
The course uses our DPAS DPO house as a baseline (see picture) and concentrates on:
- Compliance skills and tools needed to be an effective DPO
- Governance skills required to be an effective DPO
- Organisational skills to be an effective DPO
- The value that Data Protection brings to your Data Strategy
This in turn will enable you to:
- Be more confident and effective in your role
- Use a set of tools to support you in your role as DPO
- Secure more resources for your role as DPO
- Develop a new culture of value in data protection
- To be an effective DPO
The role of the DPO is to support the Data Controller in delivering compliance to the law, regulation, principles and guidance issued to them in the jurisdictions they operate.
A DPO needs extensive knowledge of the law, not just GDPR, CCPA, or the Data Protection Act 2018, but other laws that have a Data Protection bearing, the Access Medical Records Act 1990 being an example.
Nigel Gooding, Chief DPO will support delegates through the knowledge requirements, provide them with research skills and up to date support to enable them to act effectively in what is a wide area of knowledge.
We deal with practical issues such as how to assess a DPIA using our risk-based tools, dealing with Data Breaches and Legitimate Interest assessments.
Module 1 - Compliance Skills
- How to keep up to date knowledge, combined with research skills to access relevant legislation, law, guidance, codes of practice and best practice.
- Audit, Assurance and Risk
- Effective use of Assurance Tools
The capability and capacity to deliver assurance audits to the highest level in the organisation, use tools, report and hold to account Controllers to deliver roles as outlined in GDPR Article 39 as a minimum.
Module 2 - Governance Skills
- Cultural and visible influencer
- Independent - free from conflicts of interests and politics
- Ethical standards
- Stakeholder Management
Module 3 - Organisational Skills
- Understands the organisation
Has a deep operational understanding of the organisation, internal policies, processes and governance gleaned from practical experience, research skills and training. Knows where data is processed, shared and the organisational purpose.
Establish a business case, resource management, process, policy and technology requirements to be able to adequately deliver the role of DPO. The ability to tangible cases for change and own personal development.
Module 4 - Data Value
- Promotes data protection as part of the corporate strategy
- Promotes the value of good data protection
- supporting the reputation of the business
- the balancing of risks
This course is not a 2 day PowerPoint driven course, it is a practical learning experience driven by virtual workshops across the 2 days.
- We take you through primary, secondary and other legislation including DPA 2018 exemptions, show you where to find information and how to use previous court cases. This is not teaching you the law but how to use the tools to do your role.
- We give you two tools and a tool kit of policies to measure your organisations' current effectiveness, take them away and use them.
- We teach you about the principles behind DPIAs, when you need one, DPIA policies and how to assess a DPIA in a short 20 question exam is included.
- We impart the role of the supervisory authority, their powers and authority to you so you as DPO can be prepared and we also give you a case study.
- We go through your role in a Data Breach and other consultations you need with the SA.
- We impart how to measure Data Protection risks, an imperative for a DPO.
At the end of the 2 days, we will ask you to complete an exam and you will gain a certification based upon a 65% pass rate. If you do not do the exam you will still gain 14 CPD credits.